Yesterday, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that “We have reviewed all of the arguments raised by Defendant-Appellant Maxwell on appeal and find them to be without merit. We DENY the motion to consolidate this appeal with the pending appeal in United States v. Maxwell.” The allows Ghislaine Maxwell’s 418-page testimony in 2016 for a Jeffrey Epstein sexual abuse case release to the public.
Maxwell was fighting the release of her testimony as it contains information about her personal sex life, exclusive of the Epstein case, which has since been settled. Maxwell is facing federal charges of enticing and transporting minors for having sex with powerful men around the world. She is in a federal prison in Brooklyn, New York, and may have perjured herself, though she has pleaded not guilty of all the charges against her.
Over the summer, they released 127 files of documents to the public in the case in question. You can see our story on those documents here.